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Our crisp and clear charts, worksheets and activities on odd and even numbers make kids understand and differentiate them. There is a thumb rule to find out if the given number is odd or even.

Its the divisibility rule. Numbers which are completely divisible by 2 or which can be grouped equally are called even number and numbers which leave a remainder when divided by 2 or which cannot be split into equal groups are odd numbers.

So between odd numbers is an even number and between even numbers is an odd number. So 1 is considered to be an odd number.2, 4, 6, 8 are even numbers and 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 are odd numbers. When you check large numbers, eg. 7,342,387, the easiest method to know if it as odd or even number is to choose the digit in ones place and check if that number is divisible by 2.

In this number 7,342,387 the last digit or the digit is ones place is 7. Let us check the divisibility. Three time two is 6 and four times two is 8. Hence 7 is not divisible by 2. It lies between two even numbers. Thus the number 7,342,387 is an odd number.

The same rules are followed to check even numbers. Eg. 1,429,876. Choose the last number. Three times two is 6. Thus 1,429,876 is an even number. Learn skip counting and number patterns along with odd/ even numbers. Its interesting and fun filled!



Circle odd / even numbers

Sum the numbers and find odd / even

Count & write odd or even

Sort the odd and even numbers

Frequently Asked Questions!!

1) What is the definition of even and odd numbers?

Any number which is divisible by 2 and leaves no remainder or which can be equally grouped are all even numbers. All the other numbers are odd, which means they are divisible by 2 but they leave a remainder. You can never split them into equal groups.

2) How to check if a number is an even or odd number?

Consider the number 48. Check if this number is divisible by 2. 24 times 2 is 48. Therefore, any number divisible by 2 is an even number. 48 is an even number.

Consider 11. Divide it by 2. 5 times 2 is 10. So the remainder is 1. Therefore, any number which is not divisible by 2 is an odd number. 11 is an odd number.

3) What are the examples of even and odd numbers?

For even numbers use this logic, n = 2x, where x is an integer.
For x =0, n= 0
For x =1, n= 2
For x =2, n= 4
For x =3, n= 6, and so on.

For odd numbers its n=2x +1.
For x =0, n =1
For x =1, n= 3
For x =2, n= 5
For x =3, n= 7, and so on.

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